New speed record on The Nose!

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New speed record on The Nose!

Postby Bickell » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:37 am

Alex Honnold and Hans Florine set a new speed record of The Nose on El Cap today (Sunday, 17 June) with a time of 2hrs, 23mins, 46secs, which is 13 minutes faster than the previous record by Dean Potter and Sean Leary in 2010.

They attempted the speed ascent a couple weeks ago and missed it by 45 seconds.

This is after Alex (mostly) free solo'd El Cap, Half Dome and Mt Watkins in 18 hours about 2 weeks ago. What a legend.

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Re: New speed record on The Nose!

Postby danglingdingle » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:09 am

Thanks for the update bickell

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Re: New speed record on The Nose!

Postby Geoffrey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:18 am

Some great photos of them on the Nose by Tom Evans

http://www.elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-61712

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Re: New speed record on The Nose!

Postby Justin » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:05 am

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Re: New speed record on The Nose!

Postby Bickell » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:57 pm

Me and my buddy Alex two days after he set the record on the Nose 8)

Oh, and my fiancee Caitlin is in there too I think :wink:

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Re: New speed record on The Nose!

Postby Justin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:58 am

Cool pic :)

Below: some more footage of Hans on the Stovelegs and Alex on the Lynn Hill Traverse:
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